The Source (La source des femmes) 2011

The Source

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The women of a remote village threaten to withhold sex from the men if they refuse to fetch water from a well.

Cast & Crew

Leïla Bekhti
Leila
Hafsia Herzi
Loubna , Esmeralda
Biyouna
Vieux Fusil
Amal Atrach
Hasna
Radu Mihaileanu
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André Logie
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Critic Reviews for The Source (La source des femmes)

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  • Based on a true story, The Source is a passionate but sometimes heavy-handed argument for gender equality in the Middle East.

    August 24, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Anna Smith

    Metro (UK)
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    May 25, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
    Empire Magazine
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  • This populist parable draws intriguing battle lines between the sexes, but then forgets what it was supposed to be fighting about.

    May 18, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Steve Rose

    Guardian
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  • Radu Mihaileanu's update of Lysistrata with overtones of the Arab Spring never settles on a consistent tone; as a result, serious moments lack force and lighter moments feel hollow.

    May 17, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A whimsical tale of women, water and wedlock, with precious little direction, drive or purpose.

    May 17, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • The good intentions are obvious, but a bit more crunch is sorely needed.

    May 15, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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